At Kimball Midwest, we know some of your favorite items are the ones that make your workday go a whole lot smoother, while some are for personal use.
We know finding what you need in a veritable ocean of choices when it comes to abrasives can be a daunting task, and many people will simply stick to what they know. While that might work for them, what they may not know is in the end it is costing them money because it may not be the best – or even the right – tool for the job.
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There are a lot of things you can fix with instant adhesive – in fact, your shop and your home should never be without it. But not all these instant adhesives are alike. In most cases, it won’t bond reliably unless your materials are clean, dry and free of oil or grease. Sometimes, that’s easier said than done. It takes extra time out of your day to clean your materials in order to fix them.
You need an abrasive, and you don’t know where to start.
When you need to prep a surface, remove stock or finish a project, you can reach for your belt sander or rotary tool. But what if they’re too big to do the job? What do you do?
You might already know Kimball Midwest stocks more than 51,000 maintenance, repair and operations products. But that doesn’t mean we’re not adding to that number all the time.
When it comes to cutting tools, let’s face it. Things break. Sometimes it is a problem with the cutting tool itself, but many times, it can be user error.
Since being created by Congress in 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been the federal government’s agency in charge of ensuring “safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, outreach, education and assistance.”
We don’t have to tell you your cutting tools take quite a bit of abuse, especially in metal-cutting applications. That’s why it’s so important to use cutting fluids to protect and extend the life of your cutting tools. A good cutting fluid serves many purposes:
When it comes to cutting tools, the place to be is right here, with Kimball Midwest. While we know we’ve got one of the best, high-quality selections of cutting tools, that doesn’t stop us from introducing new items every year, and this year is no different.
Look around your shop, and you’ll probably see a variety of cutting tools for different jobs and materials. In fact, you probably go through a lot of them, especially drill bits. Have you ever thought about all the functions cutting tools perform? They cut, of course, but they also expand, shape, grind and smooth.